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Susana Ruiz

Managing Attorney

Susana Ruiz is a managing attorney with S.L. Pitts PC. Her family law practice is focused on high-conflict dissolution cases with complex financial and parenting issues. Susana understands that family law issues are emotional and complex, which is why she follows a client-centered approach towards her cases.

Susana has experience in analyzing issues related to closely held businesses, property interests, separate property characterization, spousal support, and complex compensation, which enables her to advise and guide her clients through these often complex issues. Susana also has experience negotiating and litigating issues of spousal support and child support.

Susana’s experience in navigating complex and high conflict parenting issues has enabled her to advise her clients through emotional and difficult situations involving their child(ren). Susana is experienced as a litigator, including experience in arbitration, trial, and presenting motions before judges and commissioners.

Prior to joining S.L. Pitts PC, Susana was a Rule 9 legal extern with King County Public Defense focusing on Juvenile law. Through this externship, Susana gained invaluable litigation experience arguing on behalf of her clients in First Appearance proceedings.

Susana attended University of Washington School of Law. There, she served as the lead law clerk with the Moderate Means Program focusing on Family law, Consumer law, and Housing law. Susana was also a legal extern with the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic where she participated and assisted in drafting memorandums for children to obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Susana is licensed in Washington State.

Education

J.D. University of Washington School of Law

B.S., Sociology and Psychology – University of Idaho, Summa Cum Laude

Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, Board Member

 

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